Blantyre United technical director, Lawson Nakoma, is confident in his team’s return to the TNM Super League next season.
Nakoma spoke about the return on Sunday during a post-match interview after his club’s 3-2 loss to Mangochi Police FC during a Premier Division second round match of the Southern Region Football Association played at Kamuzu Stadium.
“Instead of rushing to the Super League, we wanted to start afresh. This season was about pooling talent that can be taught our brand of football. There are 23 players and, all we need is beefing up with two goalkeepers and two strikers,” Nakoma said.
During the match, which referee Mayamiko Kanjere ably handled, Mangochi scored through Bright Kamanga, Vivien Kuzemba and Gilbert Chisambo.
United, who have not been impressive since relegation last season, netted through Mwai Kampezeni and Tawonga Malenga. United are in the middle of the 20-member table whereas Mangochi are third with 77 points from 39 games.
Nakoma is also acting as coach following the exit of Aubrey Nankhuni and his assistant, Simeon Kapuza. The team started off the season with Heston Munthali, Kapuza and Maupo Msowoya as coaches.
United were once an exciting Super League team that paraded talented players such as Dalitso Sailesi, Victor Limbani, Sparrow Msowoya, Tizgobele Kumwenda and Jimmy Chikulekule.
Most teams that get relegated from the top-flight league rarely get promoted with the likes of Chikwawa United, Nchalo United, Bvumbwe Research and Evirom barely surviving in the second tier, Premier Division.
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